On October 19th, the AIA-Narragansett Society organized a range of events and activities at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World at Brown University, which opened its doors in celebration of International Archaeology Day. Events included a stratigraphy station; an artifact lab featuring pottery, coins, glass, and figures; and a bone lab with human and animal skeletons. They also welcomed young archaeologists in grades 7-12 (and some much younger!) for Young Archaeologists’ Day. Outside, the Archaeology of College Hill class was excavating the home of Brown’s first president and accepting volunteers; areas were also set up where visitors could take part in reconstructing the footprint of ancient homes. And of course, the Haffenreffer Museum also had a full day of events.
You can head over to the Narragansett Society Blog to see photos from the day and learn more about archaeology events taking place in Rhode Island year-round at aianarragansett.org.